The Roles of Private Higher Educational Institutions in Promoting Formal Lifelong Education in Malaysia

Abstract

Author(s): Lawrence AROKIASAMY, Ong Seng FOOK

One manifestation of globalisation is that countries are more integrated socially, politically, economically and technologically. The pressures of new knowledge and skills are challenging traditional higher education system. Higher education sector in Malaysia is compelled to cater for another important target community, the non-school leavers or working adults. Complex business nature requires competent workers. Formal higher education is a precursor to the creation of knowledge workers. The scope of lifelong learning seems to be easier to describe than to define. This paper examines the concept of lifelong learning notion, particularly the formal lifelong learning, and development of Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs). Finally this articles maps out the reasons PHEIs are better at delivering formal lifelong education

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